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Old 04-29-2005, 11:26 AM   #1
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Painting transitions

Just bought a house and we're having fun doing all the painting. Looking for ideas for a color transition. In our Foyer, the stairway goes up to the main 2nd floor hallway. Looking for a good way to transition from the Foyer color to the upstairs hallway color, without having to just make them the same color. It's only a one-floor foyer, so original idea was change where the stairs go through the ceiling, but you'd still be able to see the new color from the foyer. Any ideas?


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Old 04-29-2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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Hello sherlock and welcome to the forums!

Maybe a band of a third color as a trim, I used to have some pics of a house we painted like that, it looked pretty good, but I can't put my finger on them right now. What about changing the color at the top of the stairs instead of the bottom or painting the entire stairwell a different color all together.

Design is in the eye of the owner :D IMO, you're the one that has to live with it, probably for quite a while so go with what feels right to you.

Maybe prowall or one of the other painters, wait a min, Nathan's a painter, where are you Nate?

Let me see if I can shake his tree a little.


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Old 04-30-2005, 02:03 AM   #3
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In my home(s) I've always run the colour to the top of the stairs and continued it in the upstairs hallway. One thing I've found that helps with the transition is to paint all the baseboards and trim with white semi-gloss. The benefit is three-fold - 1. It helps with the transitions 2. It keeps consistancy throughout the house 3. The semi-gloss helps with keeping them clean.

Just my personal preference...

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